Monday, July 6, 2009
Django Reinhardt + Katie Morgan + Joey Altruda =Fang Bang Stomp!
Last season I was hired by HBO to compose the theme song for “Katie Morgan’s Sex Tips: Questions Anyone?” (an offshoot miniseries from Pornucopia).
They were looking for something in the tradition of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy swing music of the 1930’s. Needless to say, I immediately thought of a melody that had played through my head several months before when I was bicycling down Fang Bang Road (the old section of Shanghai). The outcome: Fang Bang Stomp, which has just recently been released digitally through about 80 different online stores including iTunes, eMusic, Napster, Rhapsody, LimeWire, Amazon etc. This track also features the saxophone styling of Allen Mezquida, creator of Smigly.